Oct 17, 2016, 11:42 AM EDT
After two straight road games, it was great to see so many Monogram winners back on campus this past weekend. Among the returnees were six of the 12 former Fighting Irish student-athletes who either competed or coached at the Olympic Games in Rio this past summer.
Angie Akers (‘98, volleyball), Margaret Bamgbose (’16, track & field), Kelley Hurley (’10, fencing), Gerek Meinhardt (’13, ’15, fencing), Amanda Polk (’08, rowing) and Mariel Zagunis (fencing) took part in various activities, including Friday’s “Life After Notre Dame Lunch” which the Monogram Club co-hosted with the Student Welfare and Development office. The group spoke about their Olympic journey, what the Rio experience was like and what is next in their respective careers. The Olympians also were recognized at Friday’s pep rally and during Saturday’s football game versus Stanford (pictured).
Here’s a look back at all the happenings on campus this past weekend…
The Fighting Irish women’s soccer team captured a huge 1-0 victory over North Carolina on Friday night in front of a packed house at Alumni Stadium!
Among those in attendance at the women’s soccer match were several former players, including members of the 2006 national runner-up squad who were commemorating the 10th anniversary of their special season.
Purcell Pavilion also was a hot spot on Friday night as the volleyball team hosted North Carolina. The Irish were on the short end of the hard-fought match, but they rebounded well with a 3-0 victory over North Carolina State on Sunday.
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Rio 2016 gold medalist Amanda Polk delivered a great speech at the Monogram Club’s pre-game reception.
The women’s basketball program also welcomed several former players back to campus over the weekend.
The Fighting Irish hockey team produced a nice win away from campus on Saturday night with a 3-1 takedown of Minnesota Duluth.
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